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2017 MLB Mock Draft: The First Ten |

Early mock draft.

Jim Furtado Posted: March 17, 2017 at 10:49 AM | 6 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. PreservedFish Posted: March 17, 2017 at 08:52 PM (#5419154)
Zero comments huh? I read this, and it's interesting:

it has two candidates to go No. 1 overall—a selection the Twins will make—who fit profiles that never have fit with that selection in more than 50 years of draft history.

One of course is Hunter Greene, the righthander and infielder out of Notre Dame High in Sherman Oaks, Calif., who has earned some Dwight Gooden comparisons from scouts, hit 102 mph this spring and also has the power to be a legit hitting prospect. If the Twins draft Greene as a pitcher at No. 1, he’d be the first high school righthander ever to lead off a draft.

The other is more of a surprise, as Louisville’s Brendan McKay has gotten off to a ridiculous start and started to earn serious consideration as the top selection, even as a hitter. Earning comparisons to John Olerud, McKay is a lefthanded hitter and pitcher who entered the spring already acknowledged as the best pure hitter in the college class... No college first baseman has been drafted first overall.

   2. bfan Posted: March 18, 2017 at 08:07 AM (#5419200)
since the cubs, red sox and Yankees do not draft in the top 10, does it even exist?
   3. Accent Shallow Posted: March 18, 2017 at 10:48 AM (#5419228)
Hunter Greene, the righthander and infielder out of Notre Dame High in Sherman Oaks, Calif., who has earned some Dwight Gooden comparisons from scouts, hit 102 mph this spring

   4. Mellow Mouse, Benevolent Space Tyrant Posted: March 18, 2017 at 10:58 AM (#5419233)
I must admit I dread the idea of picking a P with the number one overall pick. I know I shouldn't, but still.
   5. Accent Shallow Posted: March 18, 2017 at 04:01 PM (#5419323)
I just feel bad for any pitcher going to the Twins.
   6. PreservedFish Posted: March 18, 2017 at 09:57 PM (#5419394)
Twins and 102mph don't seem to get along. They'll probably reach for a 24-year old junkballer. More their style.

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